[whatwg] Comments on Web Forms 2.0 Working Draft

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Fri Jun 25 07:07:56 PDT 2004

Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Dean Edwards wrote:
>>to clarify this. does this mean that a control must constantly maintain
>>it's "public" validity property? or that it should keep a "public" and
>>"private" validity? where CSS settings are determined by the "private"
> Validity affects the following things:
>   * All the time: whether ":invalid" matches the control
>   * On DOM request: the value of the "validity" DOM attribute and its
>     related DOM attributes like "validationMessage".
>   * On submission: whether or not to report a problem.
> Off-hand I can't think of anything that is affected by the validation
> stuff,. Does that answer your question?
clear as crystal. to support the css3 ":invalid" pseudo class a form 
control must constantly maintain it's validity state.

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